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Fajitas

Fajitas

Lately I have been craving some Texmex food and since it has been a while since I last had fajitas I was thinking that they would be perfect. Fajitas are Mexican and a Texmex dish where grilled meat, typically beef, is served in a tortilla. The grilled meat is often accompanied by sauteed onions and peppers and the fajitas are finished off with your favourite topping including things like salsa, guacamole, sour cream and shredded cheese.

Fajitas are pretty easy to make but you have to plan a bit ahead so that you have time to marinate the meat. After marinating is is as simple as grilling the steak and sauteing the onions and peppers. This is one of those family fun meals where all of the ingredients are served on the table and everybody gets to assemble their own as they like. Although I like to make my own condiments for fajitas, you could easily save to time and effort by using store bought. This time I served my fajitas with a fiery hot habanero salsa, a fresh pico de gallo, a blue cheese guacaole, shredded cheese and sour cream.

Fajitas

Grilled, marinated steak served in warm tortillas with your favourite toppings like salsa, guacamole, cheese and sour cream. Dinner is always fun when fajitas are served in 'assemble yourself' style at the table.


Servings: makes 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 lime, juice and zest
  • 1/2 jalapeno, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin, tasted and ground
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 handful cilantro, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound steak of any cut (skirt steak is more traditional)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • tortillas
  • salsa, optional
  • guacamole, optional
  • cheese, optional
  • sour cream, optional
Directions
  1. Marinate the steak in the oil, lime juice, jalapeno, garlic, cumin, oregano, cilantro, salt and pepper in the fridge for 30 minutes to a few hours.
  2. Grill the steak over medium-high heat, about 2-3 minutes per side for medium-rare, remove from heat and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing it. (Reserve the marinade.)
  3. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan.
  4. Saute the onions until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  5. Add the peppers and the remaining marinade and saute until the peppers are tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  6. Assemble fajitas and enjoy.

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18 comments:

Priyanka said...

Have never tried Fajitas..u made it sound very easy...Would definitely try it..thanks for inspiring.

Barefeet In The Kitchen said...

These look delicious, Kevin. I need to go start dinner asap. You're making me even hungrier!

Katie said...

Ok, my stomach is definitely growling!

The Wind Attack said...

Ha! I just made fajitas today. You and I are on the same wavelength. Yours look absolutely lovely.

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

yum! looks fantastic! xoxo jillian:: don't miss my fishs eddy dish giveaway!

Healthy and Homemade said...

Gorgeous photos Kevin. I love making fajitas on the grill pan, they come out perfect every time =)

giz said...

Now I'm craving .. always love even the smell of fajitas only overshadowed by the actual taste.

Yadsia @ShopCookMake said...

This is giving me cravings and it's midnight!!!!

Debs @ DKC said...

Hi Kevin, I love fajitas, thanks for the reminder, we've not have them for ages.

I recently purchased a sizzle dish and this would be perfect to serve the steak whilst still hot and creating throat coating spices to make you cough as the dish passes LOL

Rabbittrick said...

I had just made my first "mexican" dish of quesadillas quite by accident and this Fajitas recipe seems like the most logical thing to follow suit with! Looks amazing and flavourful.

Joanne said...

I was thinking about making fajitas this past week, so it's really perfect timing for you to be posting this! Great marinade for the meat!

Sue/the view from great island said...

I'm fascinated by all the extras...blue cheese guacamole and habanero salsa sound so great. The other day I made fish tacos and was reminded how much I like fresh Mexican and Texmex food, thanks for the recipe!

TheFoodGospelAccordingtoRuth said...

I think I could eat these every night of the week....looks delicious!

penandra said...

Kevin: Have you tried these with homemade tortillas??? both Confections of a Foodie Bride and Homesick Texan have excellent recipes --- worth making the tortillas to take this up a notch!

I know what I'm having for dinner tonight (and leftovers for lunch tomorrow! ;-)

polwig said...

Fajitas are always my pick in tex mex but I never made them. They will be on the menu really soon.

Kevin said...

penandra: I have not but I now have those two recipes bookmarked to try! It sounds like fun!

Chris said...

We love love fajitas. Skirt steak is more traditional, yes, but I prefer flank steak for mine.

Gorgeous looking food as always, Kevin.

Melissa @ Bless This Mess said...

The onions and peppers are cooking right now! So excited to eat this!

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